- Data Natives Berlin v 20.0
A night of cutting-edge content in all things data! Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts. Schedule: 6:00 - 6:15 PM: Registration Please RSVP at Eventbrite - http://bit.ly/2JPUBZa 6:15 - 6:30 PM: Elena Poughia, Founder of Data Natives "Welcome to Data Natives!" 6:35 - 6:55 PM: Aleksandr Volochnev, Developer Advocate at DataStax "Ten Little Servers: A Story of no Downtime" Cloud Infrastructure is a hostile environment: a power supply failure or a network outage leads to downtime and big losses. There is nothing we can trust: a single server, a server rack, even a whole datacenter can fail, and if an application is fragile by design, disruption is inevitable. We must distribute our application and diversify cloud data strategy to survive disturbances of any scale. Apache Cassandra is a cloud-native platform-agnostic database that stores data with a distributed redundancy so it easily survives any issue. What to know how Apple and Netflix handle petabytes of data, keeping it highly available? Join us and listen to a story of 10 little servers and no downtime! 7:00 - 7:20 PM: Agnieszka Michalik, Solution Architect, HERE Technologies "Can data science fix the gender gap?" The gender gap, especially with regards to salaries is a fact. This presentation walks the audience through some of the available datasets about the situation of women in the labor market in Europe, with the focus on IT, and analyzes the problem using classic methods of data analysis. I would like to show how using the data science the stereotypes can be proven wrong and challenge the common belief that gender pay gap is driven only by the fact that women statistically choose more often than man lower-paid jobs and that certain types of jobs are preferred by them. 7:25 - 7:40 PM: Eugene Klyuchnikov, Senior Data Engineer at GetYourGuide "Serving A/B experimentation platform end-to-end" During the lifetime of an A/B test product managers and analysts in GetYourGuide require various tools and different kinds of data to plan the trial properly, control it during the run and analyze the results at the end. This talk would be about the architecture, tools and data flow for serving their needs. 7:45 - 8:30 PM: Networking Connect with like-minded leads in your ecosystem! The event will be held in English. If you would like to get in touch with please write us an email: [masked]. Looking forward to seeing you there!
- From Fine Arts to UI/UX
Utilitas. Venustas. Firmitas. - Make it useful, make it beautiful, make it last. These 3 guiding principles of good design have been established over the history of artistic activity. Marcus Vitruvius was one of the first architects who laid the foundations for human-centered design in architecture, which are still relevant today. We can still use the visual principles of Michelangelo, Da Vinci or Monet when creating UX for mobile apps, websites or any other digital products. On August 29th at 6:30PM, Art+Tech Meetup gathers artists, UX designers, and product developers to talk about the interaction between fine art, user centered design and UX in creating unforgettable user experiences. Join us for an evening of inspiring talks, relaxed networking and drinks. If you are interested in speaking at this meetup, reach out to us at [masked] Speakers: Helena Kauppila Mathematician turned visual artist, Helena Kauppila is deeply fascinated by the mechanisms of learning and of generating knowledge and action. Combining perspectives, and especially creating spaces for conversations and interactions, lies close to her heart. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including several group shows in Berlin and solo shows in New York and Helsinki. Her series Stars was featured on Science Friday. Matthew Tuccio Matthew is an entrepreneur focusing on connecting brands and people through programmatic and native advertising for festivals, conferences & digital marketing campaigns of all sizes. Skilled in business development, operations, product ownership, and content management, he is an advocate for human-centered design as an approach for the digitalization of the common marketplace. He is a CEO and Founder or DoWOW - digital marketing platform for events & user engagement. Joel Romero Lopez Joel Romero Lopez is a specialised UX and UI Designer, with an emphasis on mobile app development & product management. His studies in product and communication design coupled with his passion for artistic and aesthetic expression play a big role in his work and life. He believes technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence will be able to map out our feelings - This will allow digital products to offer more human-like services and provide an emotional value to users rather than just a functional one. Artists and designers can then create products to evoke all senses. He is currently a UX lead and product owner for Fortunica App, a market place that offers spiritual guidance and mentorship advice. Agenda: 18h00 Doors open 18h30 Opening speech by Art + Tech meetup creators Elena Poughia & Evgeniya Panova 18h40 Speakers keynotes 19h10 Panel discussion 19h50 Q&A 20h00 Drinks & networking
- Data Natives Berlin Meetup
Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few drinks, nibbles and networking. 6:00 - 6:15 PM: Registration 6:15 - 6:30 PM: Elena Poughia, Founder of Data Natives 6:35 - 6:55 PM: Dr Sarah Hambridge is the D3A Product Owner at Grid Singularity, pronounced World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer in 2018, and pushing the envelope on decentralized energy markets, peer-to-peer trading and grid balancing, secured by smart contracts and blockchain technology. Before joining Grid Singularity, she completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University and has interned at Siemens and Sandia National Laboratories. 7:00 - 7:20 PM: Dr. Melanie Rieback, Radicallyopensecurity "Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking" Melanie R. Rieback is a computer scientist, chiefly known for her work regarding the privacy and security of radio-frequency identification technology 7:25 - 7:40 PM: Vince Istvan Madai, Senior medical AI researcher at Charité Berlin Vince Madai scientific projects center around predictive modelling to create A.I. decision support for the clinical setting, mainly in stroke. 7:45 - 8:30 PM: Food and Drinks If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: [masked]. Looking forward to seeing you there! The event will be held in English. Best, The DN Team
- Opening up Cultural Data in Museums
Museums, seen as a quintessence of physical spaces to learn about the past, don’t seem to be a natural fit for the unfolding digital revolution. However, from AR & Blockchain to independent digital interventions, tech has been getting its foot in museums’ doors. On June 4th, we are gathering art and tech crowd again to talk about how technology can support opening up content and data in museums, what are the future ways to observe and experience art in museums and debate on how will museums of the future look like. Schedule: 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Registration 6:30pm: Opening keynote 6:40pm: Diane Drubay, Founder of We Are Museums "The Unlimited Possibilities of Open Content and Open API for Museums" 7:00pm: Sebastian Ruff, eCulture Manager at Stadtmuseum Berlin & Tom Reichard , Online Communication Manager at Humboldt Forum, Christian “Mio” Loclair, artist, computer scientist and choreographer. Moderated by Data Natives' Founder Elena Poughia. Panel: "Anchoring Openness in Berlin Museums" 7:45pm: Q&A, networking and drinks Join us for an evening of inspiring talks and networking over drinks and pizza! If you are interested in speaking at this meetup, reach out to us at [masked] Thanks Mindspace for hosting us! Best, DN Team
- Big Data Berlin, v 18.0
A night of cutting-edge content in all things Data! Join the Data Natives community alongside drinks, snacks and lots of fun! Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few drinks, nibbles and networking. Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-data-berlin-v-18-tickets-60305951725 Schedule: 6:00 - 6:15 PM: Registration 6:15 - 6:30 PM: Elena Poughia, Founder at Data Natives 'Welcome to Data Natives!' 6:35 - 6:55 PM: Marc Weimer-Hablitzel, Principal Data Solutions at etventure & Lead Data Hub at Gruenderallianz "Startups: Lifeguards of the corporate data lake" 7:00 - 7:20 PM: Tobias Joest, Professor of Design Thinking at IE University, Madrid & Chief Process Expert at SAP "Why data science needs human-centred design." The talk will explore the importance of human centered design in data science and how to transform human needs into meaningful solutions that leverage big data. 7:25 - 7:45 PM: Stefanía Bjarney Ólafsdóttir, Co-founder & CEO of Avo 7:35 - 8:45 PM: Food and Drinks Thank you to Mindspace for hosting us! If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: [masked]. Looking forward to seeing you there for another night of great talks, a few drinks and some networking! The event will be held in English. Best, The DN Team
- Blockchain + Art
Throughout the past few years, blockchain made big waves in the art world with Christie's holding its first Art+Tech Summit dedicated to exploring blockchain and Dadiani Fine Art gallery offering fractional stakes in Andy Warhol’s “14 Small Electric Chairs” that went up for sale in cryptocurrencies. In February 2018, artist Kevin Abosch created ‘Forever Rose’, a virtual artwork that was sold for $1 million USD and split among 10 investors who purchased the work using cryptocurrency. Innovations in blockchain are transforming the art market in all ways possible and will continue to gain momentum this year. Join us on April 4th at 18:30PM and hear from art blockchain ecosystem builders, authentication platforms and artists on where the industry is headed. Speakers: Lovis Leonardo Lüpertz, Founder at YAIR, a blockchain-based digital art platform that takes the value of art and secures it with blockchain technology, making it available to a global community of collectors, traders and enthusiasts. YAIR works with leading contemporary artists to produce cutting edge digital artworks. Marjorie Hernandez, Founder at LUKSO, an open blockchain ecosystem specifically created for the fashion and lifestyle industry, providing a decentralized innovation and trust infrastructure for fashion brands, start-ups and customers through digital wardrobes and sharing economies, securing IP rights and authenticity, enabling omnichannel communications and novel ways of funding collections. Stefan Landrock, Co-Founder at Salon.io and Meta.Salon - ux-designer, information architect, photographer, videographer, audiovisual performer, consultant, project manager, crypto enthusiast and/or a conceptual thinker and tinkerer. Meta.Salon s new in the way how art and artists are being appreciated and rewarded by wide range of users participating in a Bitcoin-based economy. Anna Bews, Product Owner at Artory, a blockchain-based title Registry for artworks. Anna is directing the product development with the engineering and design team in Artory's Berlin office. Stina Gustafsson, Arts & Culture Strategist and Marketer. Stina is a Berlin-based freelancer working with marketing, branding and strategic & conceptual development within the art, cultural and creative sector. Co-founder of art charity Hangar 1. Currently, project managing the democratization on the art world, and co-writing a paper on the intersection of art and blockchain together with Department of Decentralization.
- Big Data Berlin, v 17.0
Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few beers, nibbles and networking. Schedule: 6:00 - 6:15 PM: Registration 6:15 - 6:30 PM: Elena Poughia, Founder at Data Natives, "What makes you tech?" 6:30 - 6:50 PM: Marco Vollmar, Executive Director of Communications at WWF, "How WWF is using AI to protect Tigers" 6:55 - 7:15 PM: Dr. Prateek Mahalwaar, Manager at EY I and Board member at Max Planck Alumni Association, TBA 7:20-7:40 PM: TBA 7:45-8:30PM: Food and Drinks If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: [masked]. Looking forward to seeing you there for another night of great talks, a few beers and some networking! Best, The DN Team
- Art&Tech: Funding For Startups in Creative Industries
Our first community meetup on “Improving Corporate Culture Through Art” was a great success, and now we are happy to announce the next gathering for startups, art lovers, innovators and experts making their way in creative industries. This time, we will talk finances and how to raise funds in creative industries. The culture and art technology market is rapidly advancing with more and more startups leveraging tech for enhancing cultural experience, introducing new ways of education, fighting art forgery and much more. However, building a successful product in creative industries is a tough nut to crack - the market is illiquid, institutions are still hesitant to introduce new technologies into the common workflow, and often investors don’t see a return. Join us on February 21st at 630 PM, and hear from startup founders, investors and funding experts on tips, hurdles, successes in making creative industry products commercially successful. 18:30 - 19:00 - meet & greet 19:00 - 19:40 - panel discussion on raising funds in creative industries with startups, investors and funding experts 19:40 - 20:30 - networking Speakers: Melanie Seifart, Funding Expert & Consultant at KREATIV KULTUR BERLIN / Creative City Berlin, an association that deals with the promotion and networking of culture. Steven Boylan, Founder of trt:labs & Time Rift Tours, a startup aiming to bring history back to life through the use of stunning VR simulations. Paula Schwarz, Fondatrice at The World Datanomic Forum, Vice Chair at Schwarz Foundation, a private non-profit foundation whose mission is to promote the exchange between various cultures. More speakers will be announced very soon!
- Big Data Berlin, v 16.0
Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for a few beers, nibbles and networking. Schedule: 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Registration & Introduction talk by Elena Poughia "Data Natives: Conferences are the Universities of the Future" 6:30 - 6:50 PM: Nandini Jammi, Messaging Strategist + Copywriter "Programmatic Ads: The Metrics are Fake. The Grift is Real" Nandini Jammi is a partner, organizer and original member of Sleeping Giants, a social media campaign dedicated to making bigotry less profitable. Sleeping Giants formed in the weeks after the 2016 elections, alerting brands and businesses via Facebook and Twitter that their ads were appearing alongside racist and bigoted content on Breitbart. Over 4,000 advertisers have blacklisted Breitbart since the effort began. The campaign has grown to nearly 300,000 members across Twitter and Facebook working together to hold both advertisers and platforms accountable for the rhetoric they fund, distribute and profit from. Nandini is a University of Maryland alum and works primarily with B2B software businesses as a copywriter and marketing consultant. 6:55 - 7:15 PM: Leithe Matz, COO at Zuper "Data Research vs Data Privacy: The New Battlefield in our Databases" Leitha Matz is COO & Co-Founder of Zuper, the first mobile financial coach in Germany and Austria. With 20+ years of building IT and eCommerce teams, she's solved problems for companies ranging from FedEx (international logistics) to FreshDirect (online grocery, $600 MM rev/yr) and is a frequent international speaker on topics ranging from FinTech gamification and financial health to data management, remote work and startup management. Leitha also co-founded "Mind The Gap," a non-profit group promoting women's financial equality, is an EU tech ecosystem connector, and a mentor/judge for startup organisations, including the METRO Accelerators by Techstars. 7:20-7:40 PM: TBA If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: [masked]. Looking forward to seeing you there for another night of great talks, a few beers and some networking! Best, The DN Team
- Art tech: Improving Corporate Culture Through Art
Culture and art technology market is rapidly advancing with more and more startups leveraging tech for enhancing cultural experience, introducing new ways of education, fighting art forgery and creating more sustainable and inclusive corporate culture. Evidence shows that investment in arts and culture is beneficial for the business itself and the community in which the company and its employees live and work. On December 13th at 630 PM, Connect Global, Access2Europe and DIALOGOS., bring together cultural & art startup founders and HR experts for a stimulating panel discussion on the role of art and culture in corporate world and self improvement. Agenda: 18:30 - Meet & Greet, Introducing DIALOGOS. 19:00 - Kick off talk with Nikhil Jain of Culturefox on building a business through art connections between Europe and Asia 19:15 - Panel discussion “Art & Culture for Good Business”: Mario Rueda, Co-Founder of Book a Street Artist Mariana de la Roche, Co-Founder of Fair Photo Agency Linda Zettergren, HR Consultant Therese Sivertsson, Video Producer at Blinkist Moderated by Elena Poughia, Managing Director of Data Natives, Art Curator 19:50 - Pizza, beer & networking